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1. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 17:48 GMT
The orignal Donkey Kong Country is missing, but was there last week along with DKC2 and DCK3 on the SNES page. I just got extra points today and was going to download the original Donkey Kong Country, but I can't find it anywhere. Both DKC2 and DKC3 are still available though.
DKC's page is still on the Nintendo Site:
Was it purposely pulled?
Not sure if pulled in all the region (I'm from USA).
Does it have something to do with the most recent Feb. 16th update?
How can I download it?
Edited on Wed 7th March, 2012 @ 17:55 by theblackdragon
2. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 18:02 GMT
This means you can forget DK64 ever coming to VC
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3. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 18:06 GMT
There were 72 SNES games last week, and now it's just 71.
But why Donkey Kong Country?
4. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 18:32 GMT
@Videojill: If its gone from the Wiishop then no you cant download it unless you have previously bought it but since you said you havent than you're out of luck I am afraid.
Why it was pulled can be anyone's guess it might be licensing issues more then likely. You can always email Nintendo and see what they have to say.
The only thing I can suggest now is if you want it check ebay or some retro stores for a SNES and a copy for the game.
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5. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 18:33 GMT
@Videojill: If its gone from the Wiishop then no you cant download it unless you have previously bought it but since you said you havent than you're out of luck I am afraid.Why it was pulled can be anyone's guess it might be licensing issues more then likely. You can always email Nintendo and see what they have to say.The only thing I can suggest now is if you want it check ebay or some retro stores for a SNES and a copy for the game.
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6. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 18:41 GMT
Wow, this sucks! Nintendo is pulling their own games now? Yeah, Wii VC is officially dead.
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7. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 18:48 GMT
Adding insult to injury, eh, Nintendo? I like your style.
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8. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 20:26 GMT
Why would they do that? Are Microsoft not allowing any of Rare's games to even be available on Nintendo's consoles anymore? I'm glad I already downloaded it. Maybe I should do the same for DKC2 and DKC3 soon even if it won't be a while 'till I play them in case this happens to them too. Then again I haven't checked to see if this did happen in Europe too yet anyway so it might be different here.
9. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 20:29 GMT
D: luckly i already downloaded it but still whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy donkey kong is nintendo even tho rare made the best donkey kong games T_T
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10. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 20:30 GMT
Why would they do that? Are Microsoft not allowing any of Rare's games to even be available on Nintendo's consoles anymore?
I dont know I would think cause it uses Nintendo's characters Nintendo has more rights to the game than Rare.
I was hoping that one day they were going to have DKC as one of the games I could use Club Nintendo coins on guess they wont now.
Edited on Mon 20th February, 2012 @ 20:30 by Tasuki
11. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 20:38 GMT
Wow, that's unexpected! I can see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for being a lincensed game, but Donkey Kong Country is puzzling. Rare made it, but Nintendo published it, so I would think Nintendo would have more rights to the game. It's been in the VC since 2007, so why would they be pulling it out now? Not that I'm concerned since I have it on the SNES, GBA, and the VC, but this is strange. Someone without DKC2 or DKC3 better go ahead and get them now, because I sense those two not being on there much longer.
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12. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 20:41 GMT
There have been times where games have not shown up for a day or two and then they show up later, right as rain. Sometimes the Wii Shop hiccups like that. Has anyone thought to get in contact with Nintendo about it? having it gone completely but its sequels remaining in the Shop for purchase sounds odd.
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13. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 20:46 GMT
There are no licensing issues around Donkey Kong Country. Nintendo owns the full game. Like dragon said, it's most likely a hiccup.
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14. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 20:51 GMT
The original Ghosts N' Goblins for the NES went missing for a time. It re-appeared a few days later. I'm sure this game will return. If they had to pull it they would have removed the entire trilogy.
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15. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 21:36 GMT
Yesterday was Donkey Kong Country's 5-year anniversary on the Virtual Console.
I'm guessing this is also gone in EU, PAL, basically all other regions too aside from NTSC?
Edited on Mon 20th February, 2012 @ 21:38 by videojill
16. Posted: Mon 20th Feb 2012 21:40 GMT
Well now I know to never temporarily delete it EVER
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17. Posted: Tue 21st Feb 2012 00:54 GMT
did you hear?
Just thought I mention.
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18. Posted: Tue 21st Feb 2012 01:02 GMT
Nice! I was eventually going to download DKC for it's nostalgic value. I'm really glad to know I'll still be able to some day.
Edited on Tue 21st February, 2012 @ 01:03 by NLN_SunDown
19. Posted: Tue 21st Feb 2012 01:12 GMT
Well than if its back its probably like TBD and the others have said and it was just a glitch in their system. Glad to know its back now.
20. Posted: Tue 21st Feb 2012 01:18 GMT
Must be a glitch, I guess. So it's back?
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